The Elephant in the Room - Educating Practitioners on Software Development for Sustainability

The Sustainability Design Alliance, Colin C. Venters

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Abstract

Software engineering as a discipline has recognised that software systems can have an impact on sustainability, and researchers have started to investigate this topic. New knowledge is being created and methods, and tools that support software engineering for sustainability are emerging. Several universities have started to train their students in software engineering for sustainability. But what about the millions of SE practitioners who are already designing and developing future software systems - how would they know about making systems sustainable? Currently, there is a lack of consolidated guidance. In this paper, we promote the idea of developing a standardised curriculum and handbook as a basis for the training and certification of practitioners in sustainable software development. This would not only increase their market value but would also have a positive impact on their companies and could help to satisfy customers who demand sustainable software systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 IEEE/ACM International Workshop on Body of Knowledge for Software Sustainability, BoKSS 2021
EditorsLisa O'Conner
PublisherIEEE
Pages25-26
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781665444606
ISBN (Print)9781665444613
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jul 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event1st IEEE/ACM International Workshop on Body of Knowledge for Software Sustainability - Co-located with ICSE 2021, Virtual, Online, Spain
Duration: 1 Jun 20212 Jun 2021
Conference number: 1
https://bokss.github.io/bokss2021/

Conference

Conference1st IEEE/ACM International Workshop on Body of Knowledge for Software Sustainability
Abbreviated titleBoKSS 2021
CountrySpain
CityVirtual, Online
Period1/06/212/06/21
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